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Old 04-15-2007, 08:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am trying to remember what shots I received as a child and can't remember a thing. I also tried to search on the internet but have had no luck.

Anyone have any idea?
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The first link is a quick history of the vaccine schedule,

http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/div...c.jsp?id=75700

And here's a history of the schedules I put together, also keep in mind, I was born in 1959 and the only vaccines being given then were DPT, polio and smallpox.

Prepare to be quite shocked!!

This is the schedule from 1983, which is probably quite similar to the mid 70's, I'm not sure when they added the MMR to the schedule. And a 2nd dose was added in a later schedule.

http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/...edule1983s.jpg

By 1989, a new vaccine, Hib was added, and it was only one dose at 18 months.

http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/...edule1989s.jpg

By 1994,

http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/...edule1994s.jpg

they added more doses of Hib, one more dose of MMR, and a new vax consisting of 3 doses, Heb B.

Prior to 1995, the childhood schedule was published periodically, as part of the ACIP's General Recommendations.

By 1996, varicella (chickenpox) was added to the schedule,

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00039897.htm

1999 brought another new vaccine to the schedule, and this was year I realized I knew nothing about the vaccines I had allowed to be injected into my children beginning in 1984.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056261.htm

Rotashield vaccine was added this year, but then pulled due to several infants died and far more needed surgery to reconstruct their bowels because of this vaccine that appears to have been approved by people with severe conflicts of interest (one of the panel members held a patent to a rotavirus vaccine that was in production by another company. The approval of this vaccine would pave the way to $$$$$$ for his company's vax.)

3 doses of this vaccine were added the schedule in 1999.

By 2000, we see the rotavirus vax gone but Hep A added in selected areas.

No doubt this was only a temp measure until the drug company could lobby Hep A across the country, making it required for ALL children.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4902a4.htm

By 2001, 4 doses of ANOTHER new vaccine was added to the schedule,

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5001a3.htm
Prevnar.

For 2001, ACIP, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics have added pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to the schedule (2) and have extended the recommendation for the use of hepatitis A vaccine to include persons through age 18 years in selected geographic areas and in certain high-risk groups (3). Detailed recommendations for using vaccines are available from the manufacturers' package inserts, ACIP statements on specific vaccines, and the 2000 Red Book (5). ACIP statements for each recommended childhood vaccine can be viewed, downloaded, and printed from CDC's National Immunization Program World-Wide Web site,
http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/ACIP-list.htm.

By 2002, they sneak in influenza (flu vax) for hi risk children. Another temp move like the Hep A vax.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5102a4.htm

By 2003, they have widened the recommendations for the flu vax, now being added to the group, all infants 6-23 months. Watch for this recommendation to widen even more as time goes on....

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...nizationa1.htm


By 2005, they got influenza recommended for all

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...nizationa1.htm

So by 2006, as we close out the year,

the drug companies were successful in getting Hep A and Influenza vaccines recommended for all.

http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-sc...olor-print.pdf



Quite a difference from the 1983 schedule!


http://books.nap.edu/books/030907029...43958940058001
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I was born in 73 and think I got DTP, MMR, and polio (oral)

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I was born in 73 and think I got DTP, MMR, and polio (oral)
I was born in 1969 and I got DTP and polio. I eventually got the MMR when it was introduced in 1971.
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I was born in 67 and I think most kids got smallpox too. I just remember seeing that scar on everyone's arm as a child.

Not sure if I got one because I don't have a nasty scar. If I look closely though, there MIGHT be one! Hard to tell.
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smallpox was off the schedule right around the time i was born, according to my mom- she was worried about having to give it to me, but then it was removed, so she didn't have to.

Michelle -mom to Katlyn 4/00 , Jake 3/02, and Seth 5/04
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I was born in 1969 and received DPT, smallpox, measles and mumps were separate, and OPV. Rubella licensed in 1969 so got that one separate too.

Vaccine Timeline

http://www.cdc.gov/nip/vaccine/vacc-timeline.htm#1950
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I was born in 1969 and received DPT, smallpox, measles and mumps were separate, and OPV. Rubella licensed in 1969 so got that one separate too.
Are you sure you got smallpox? I was born in 1969 too and didn't get it.
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I think 1969 was the borderline year for the smallpox vaccine. I remember talking about it with friends when the government was making it mandatory for first responders after September 11. Some born then had received it; some hadn't. I think 1970 (possibly 1971) was the first year no one received it (from my unofficial polling). I was born in 1972, and DH was born in 1971; no one we know born in those years received it.

I admit that, at that time, I felt those who had received it were luckier...like my sisters-in-law, born in 1966 and 1967.
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Some born then had received it; some hadn't.
Does anyone know the indication age for the vaccine back then? They say it was a routine "childhood" vaccine, so it wasn't given in infancy (up to 12 months).
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